Month: May 2018

Good working practices for reducing stress in the workplace | MHAW 18

For this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (14 – 20 May 2018), we’ve compiled a list of tips and best practices to help reduce stress levels for both you and your colleagues in the work place.


  1. Think about the purpose of the email and who needs to know about it. Apply this when deciding who to copy into emails.
  2. Copy people in on a “need to know basis”
  3. Consider whether it might be easier to go and speak to the individual concerned, and follow up afterwards with an email.


Deadline for 2018 Summer Job Level Review: Monday 18 June

The deadline for the next round of Job Level Review applications is Monday 18 June, 9am. Applications should be submitted via e-mail to Leah Grey ( The Job Level Review process is designed to review whether a job has grown sufficiently in its scope to be re-graded (it is a separate process to pay level/relativity review). (more…)

In profile: Nicola Thompson, Divisional Operations Assistant

In the first edition of our Staff Profiles series, we spoke to Nicola Thompson, Divisional Operations Assistant for the Divisions of Brain Sciences and Experimental Medicine.

What does your role entail?

A variety of admin tasks to assist with the day-to-day operation of the Brain Sciences and Experimental Medicine Divisions. This might include processing Honorary associations, administering timesheets, processing finance forms or editing the Brain Sciences newsletter. I work closely with the Divisional Manager and Section Managers. (more…)